The majority of Canadians want to end all COVID-19 restrictions: a new poll

The majority of Canadians say it’s time to end all COVID-19 restrictions and allow people to manage their level of risk, the new Angus Reid poll show..

According to a survey published on January 31, 54% of Canadians are in favor of lifting pandemic restrictions. This was an increase of 15 percentage points from a similar poll conducted earlier this month, with 40% in favor.

Emotions are shared in almost every part of the country, with at least 51% saying it’s time to open things up and make people self-reliant when at risk.

Among the regions that agree with this idea, Saskatchewan was the highest at 62%. Quebec is followed by 59%, followed by Alberta and Ontario at 57% and 54%, respectively. British Columbia and Manitoba lag behind, but 52% and 51% were able to secure a majority of support.

According to the survey results, the only region that opposes it is Atlantic Canada, with 52% disagreeing and 40% agreeing.

“Now that Omicron appears to have peaked, many Canadians are inclined to reduce the restrictions associated with COVID-19 control in Canada,” Angus Reed said in a press release.

Speak in Virtual press conference On January 21, Canada’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Teresatam, is up to date. Modeling updates It has been suggested that after January 14, nationwide Omicron infections peaked in January and are likely to recede in February.

“There are early signs that infection may have peaked at the national level within a week of the modeling update, including daily case counts, positive test, Rt or effective reproduction numbers, and wastewater surveillance. Includes trends, “she said.

Modeling suggests that Canada may have passed the peak of Omicron, Tam said, but daily and intensive care unit admissions are still “rapid” and many hospitals across the country. Said he was exposed to “intense tension”.

She called for continued vigilance.

Angus Reed said public health officials emphasized caution in the face of Omicron, but at the state level, “plans for vaccination certification have begun to diverge.”

and statement Premier of Saskatchewan, Scott Moe, addressed truck drivers protesting the federal government’s mandatory cross-border vaccines on January 29, proving the state’s current negative tests and vaccination policy. He said it would end “in the not too distant future.”

Although fully vaccinated with booster shots, Moe, who was recently infected with COVID-19, said vaccination did not reduce the spread of the virus.

“”[B]Current federal border policies for truck drivers make no sense, as vaccination has not reduced infections. Unvaccinated truck drivers are not at higher risk of infection than vaccinated truck drivers, “he said.

However, the Prime Minister believed that vaccination “prevented him from getting sick” and said he would continue to encourage people to get vaccinated.

Angus Reed said that, as modeling suggests, many Canadians are asking what to do next if Canada moves beyond the worst variants of Omicron.

“Public opinion seems to be moving towards opening up the community,” the institute said.

Angus Reed conducted an online survey using a randomized sample of 1,688 Canadians who are members of the Angus Reed Forum between January 27 and January 28. The error is +/- 2.5 percentage points, 19 out of 20.

Isaac Theo


Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.